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Planning a family vacation can be both exciting and daunting, with the same age-old question surfacing – where to go? If families are looking for a new destination beyond the usual family-friendly destinations of Bali and Phuket, then consider the lesser-known destination of Phu Quoc, Vietnam. This stunning island in Vietnam offers a serene escape from the bustling cities of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, providing families with a peaceful oasis to relax, explore, and bond.
With its enchanting beaches and an array of family-friendly activities, Phu Quoc beckons tourists of all ages to its shores. The renowned hospitality group Accor also offers several worldclass hotels on the island, providing families with comfortable accommodations and a host of family-friendly activities.
Phu Quoc’s beaches provide a tranquil escape for families, with an array of activities for the whole family. From thrilling adventures to cultural explorations, families can snorkel amidst vibrant coral reefs, ride the world’s longest cable car at Sun World Hon Thom Nature Park, or stroll hand-in-hand across the picturesque Kiss Bridge.
Read on to see why Phu Quoc is the ultimate family destination.
An Abundance of Activities for all
Phu Quoc is a playground of thrilling adventures and enriching experiences for visitors of all ages. Embark on an exhilarating journey aboard the world’s longest cable car, the Hon Thom Cable Car, located at the Sun World Hon Thom Nature Park. While there, guests can also experience a splash of excitement at the Aquatopia Water Park, offering over 20 different rides and attractions.
Renowned for its stunning sunsets, a visit to one of the island’s best spots to experience this magical time of day at the charming Kiss Bridge is essential. This unique bridge comprises two separate halves, with just a 30-centimeter gap between them. Drawing inspiration from Vietnamese folklore – O Thuoc Bridge symbolising reunion, the Kiss Bridge was crafted as a romantic destination where couples can share a kiss while perched on each half.
As night falls, guests are treated to a captivating outdoor performance at the Kiss Of The Sea show in Sunset Town Phu Quoc. This unique program seamlessly combines water music and multimedia art with cutting-edge technology.
Tranquil Beaches Away from the Crowds
Phu Quoc’s beaches are renowned for their powdery white sands and clear, turquoise waters. It offers a tranquil setting, quiet and intimate for families to enjoy quality beach time without the crowds whilst remaining accessible with hotels, restaurants, and bars close by.
After a long day exploring the cable car, taking pictures at Kiss Bridge, and fascinated with the Kiss Of The Sea show, Premier Village Phu Quoc Resort nestled on Phu Quoc Island’s southern tip offers a secluded tropical escape with 215 spacious villas, each featuring private pools, and surrounded by pristine beaches and ocean views.
Nature at Your Doorstep 
The island’s natural beauty is a playground waiting to be explored. Families can trek through lush jungles, discover hidden waterfalls, or simply enjoy a leisurely bike ride along scenic trails. Phu Quoc National Park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, offers a glimpse into the island’s diverse ecosystem, where children can spot monkeys, colourful birds, and unique plant species.
One beach that stands out as a must-visit in Phu Quoc is Khem Beach, often referred to as Vietnam’s “mysterious pearl” due to its pristine sands and pristine seawater teeming with diverse marine life. Consider the award-winning Premier Residences Phu Quoc for a memorable stay, blending modern amenities with natural design, and offering complimentary beach activities like kayaking and paddleboarding at Khem Beach.
Fresh seafoods at Fishing village
To catch a glimpse of life in Phu Quoc, visitors can explore the fishing village of Ham Ninh, situated on the island’s eastern coast. Here, they can observe the daily routines of fishermen diving for pearls, sea cucumbers, and harvesting seafood. Renowned for its offering of fresh, reasonably priced seafood, the village promises to be a culinary highlight of the trip.
After enjoying nature and local seafood, families can relax at Novotel Phu Quoc Resort, which combines modern amenities with Vietnamese charm and offers all-inclusive packages for a carefree, enjoyable stay.
Pullman Phu Quoc Beach Resort, a vibrant eco-friendly destination for adventure lovers, offers relaxation with stunning sunsets transitioning from orange to purple, all visible from its private beach.
Just 10 to 15 minutes from Phu Quoc International Airport and with direct access to Bai Truong beach, both Novotel and Pullman Phu Quoc Beach Resorts offer convenience and prime location.
Relaxation and Wellness in a Tropical Paradise
Nestled on the idyllic Ong Lang Beach, Mövenpick Resort Waverly Phu Quoc invites guests to a culinary journey that caters to every taste. Embark on a “food tour” at The Islander restaurant, savour Vietnamese culinary delights at Lang Chai restaurant, indulge in delectable Tapas and signature cocktails while watching the sunset at Aura Beach Club, or enjoy the daily Chocolate Hour at Waverly Lounge.
Phu Quoc stands out as an ideal destination for families with children, offering a harmonious blend of relaxation, adventure, and natural beauty. Whether it’s unwinding on tranquil beaches, exploring the island’s rich culture, or indulging in world-class accommodations, Phu Quoc promises an unforgettable vacation for all ages.